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Wade/Bad News/King Barrett (Stuart Alexander Bennett) 2010-2016See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The Nexus.
Trent Barreta (Gregory Marasciulo) 2009-2013
- Arch-Enemy: While on NXT, Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins.
- A Day in the Limelight: Being mainly used as a jobber, he only had one sort of program: It was when Kelly Kelly and Drew McIntyre were having a storyline together and Kelly showed concern for Barreta after a match.
- Demoted to Extra: He was mainly seen on Superstars or NXT.
- I Have the High Ground: Was mainly a highflyer.
- Jobber: Due to his small stature he was mainly this during his tenure.
- Put on a Bus: First due to an injury, then made some appearances on NXT, then released.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Well, Zack was wondering at least in his Youtube show in a segment called "Where is Trent".
Batista (David Michael Bautista, Jr.) 2002-2010, 2014See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: Evolution.
Boogeyman (Martin "Marty" Wright) 2005-2009See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) 2010-2016See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The Nexus, Team Hell No.
Carlito (Carlos Edwin "Carly" Colon, Jr.) 2004-2010See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
John Cena (John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr.) 2002-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The Nexus.
Brodus Clay (George Murdoch), 2010-2014See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Johnny Curtis/Fandango (Curtis James Hussey) 2010-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Simon Dean/Nova (Michael "Mike" Bucci) 2002-2007See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Alberto Del Rio (Alberto Rodríguez) 2010-2014, 2015-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Eugene (Nick Dinsmore) 2004-2007, 2008See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Finlay (David Finlay) 2006-2011, 2012-
- Badass Grandpa
- Blood Knight: "The name is Finlay, and I love to fight!"
- Cool Old Guy
- Fighting Irish
- Finishing Move: Celtic Cross (Running over the shoulder back to belly piledriver)
- Little Guy, Big Buddy: To Hornswoggle.
- The Mentor: Responsible for training the Divas down in WWE's developmental program.
- Put on a Bus: Took the blame for a house show incident where The Miz interrupting the National Anthem caused controversy.
- Simple Staff
- Spiritual Successor: Has one in Sheamus. They even share several signature moves.
- Weapon of Choice: The shillelagh.
Festus/Luke Gallows (Andrew "Drew" Hankinson) 2005-2010, 2016-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: Bullet Club.
Justin Gabriel (Paul Lloyd Jr.) 2010-2015See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The Nexus.
Goldberg (William Scott "Bill" Goldberg) 2003-2004See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Zach Gowen 2003-2004
- Arch-Enemy: Vince McMahon
- Distracted by the Sexy: Sable flashed him, though nothing was shown on screen, of course, to help Vince McMahon defeat him in an arm-wrestling match on the June 12, 2003 SmackDown!.
- Handicapped Badass: He's the only professional wrestler who wrestles with one leg.
- Improbable Weapon User: His Prosthetic Leg.
- Littlest Cancer Patient: Had cancer as kid, which why he only has one leg.
- The Load: Due to only having one leg this was sometime a problem.
- Morality Pet: For Stephanie McMahon
- Red Herring Shirt
- Sidekick: To Mr. America (Hulk Hogan)
The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana) 2006-2014
- Anti-Villain: He only worked with Jinder Mahal to protect his sister's honor.
- Achilles' Heel / Real Life Writes the Plot: He started off a force to be reckoned with, however, in real life his knees began to deteriorate. Smaller wrestlers like CodyRhodes began to take advantage of this, being able to defeat Khali within minutes just by going after his knees.
- Bollywood: He's from India.
- The Brute: As a heel.
- The Dog Bites Back: He eventually got tired of Jinder and punched him.
- Demoted to Extra: He was a force to be reckon with when he debuted, but these days he is more of a comic relief character.
- Dumb Muscle: For Jinder Mahal. During his heel run in 2011, he was cured when he had enough of Jinder's bullshit.
- Finishing Move: Khali Bomb/Punjabi Plunge (Two handed Chokedrop), Khali Vise Grip.
- Foreign Wrestling Heel: When he debuted, he was a heel.
- Funny Foreigner: After his Heel–Face Turn.
- Gentle Giant: At least when he's a face.
- The Giant: Dude is 7 feet tall!
- Gimmick Matches: Introduced the Punjabi Prison match.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door
- A Hero to His Hometown: More popular in India than probably anywhere else by several magnitudes. He's absolutely despised everywhere else, regardless of whether he's a face or heel.
- Put on a Bus: Courtesy of Mark Henry.
- The Bus Came Back: A few months later.
- The Quiet One/The Unintelligible: His speech is rather muddled, though his brother Ranjin could understand his Punjabi, and for some reason Natalya could understand him when she was his manager.
- Unrelated Brothers: with Ranjin Singh.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He got sick of Mahal's threats and bullying, broke away from him, and then kicked his ass. Between the sudden end to the feud, as well as either Mahal's inability or his unwillingness to speak English when on camera, we never found out whether Mahal was bluffing or whether he did indeed divorce Khali's sister. And looked like it wouldn't be addressed as he started a feud with Ted DiBiase Jr, and Khali was out with an injury thanks to Mark Henry. However, when Khali returned at the Royal Rumble, he was referred to as Mahal's brother-in-law.
- The Worf Effect: For one reason or another, Khali frequently gets injured in-storyline to be prevented from participating in multi-man matches.
Husky Harris/Bray Wyatt (Windham Lawrence Rotunda) 2010-presentSee his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The Nexus and The Wyatt Family
Muhammad Hassan (Mark Copani) 2004-2005See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Heidenreich (Jon Heidenreich) 2003-2006
- Aborted Arc: Who or what "Little Johnny" was is never explained even though he or it was responsible for Heidenreich's early victories.
- The Big Guy: His debut and as a member of the LOD.
- The Brute
- Cloudcuckoolander: As a face in 2005. He was often looking for a new friend and would read his poems which he called "Disasterpieces".
- The Ghost/Imaginary Friend: One of the theories for Little Johnny.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Type A.
- Last Name Basis: After his Heel turn.
- Psycho Supporter: For Booker T.
- Wrestling Monster
Ezekiel Jackson (Rycklon Stephens) 2008-2014
- Bald of Awesome: As a face.
- Baldof Evil: As a heel.
- The Big Guy: When he was a Face.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He once scoop-slammed The Big Show and put The Great Khali in the Torture Rack.
- Demoted to Extra: See Small Name, Big Ego below.
- Evil Versus Evil: Against Vladimir Kozlov in WWECW.
- Finishing Move: A modified uranage and a torture rack.
- Genius Bruiser
- Gentle Giant
- Beware of the Nice Ones: In his own words "Don't Mistake My Kindness For Weakness."
- Put on a Bus: Was out due to an injury, never returned to television, and was then released.
- Scary Black Man: They tried to push him as a force to reckon with, but some Badass Decay later and he was Demoted to Extra until an injury put him on the shelf before his release.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Was due for a renewed push in 2012, but before it even got started, he was bragging about it and annoyed others to the point where a fight nearly started in the locker-room. Vince McMahon got wind of the situation and thus the push was halted and his Badass Decay was part of his punishment.
- Squash Match: His first match on Smackdown saw him squash Super Crazy. He also competed against Vladimir Kozlov in a contest to see who could squash jobbers harder.
- Underwear of Power: As practiced by many other wrestlers.
- Villain Team-Up: William Regal convinced him and Vladimir to put aside their differences and help him win Christian's ECW championship. Kozlov got kicked out but Regal stuck around and helped Ezekiel win the title after he failed to win it.
Nathan Jones (2002-2003)
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Discovered powerlifting while in Prison for armed robbery.
- Demoted to Extra: After Team Angle d. Team Lesnar at Survivor Series 2003.
- Finishing Move: Chokeslam, Torture Rack
- Glass Cannon: Big and strong but very injury-prone.
- Put on a Bus: Down to OVW in 2002 so he could work on his skills.
- Red Baron: "The Colossus of Boggo Road," which was where the prison he was sentenced to was located.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Quit during a tour in Australia in December 2003 because he hated the heavy work schedule.
Kaval (Brandon Silvestry) 2010See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Ken Kennedy (Ken Anderson) 2005-2009See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Tyson Kidd (Theodore James "T.J." Wilson) 2009-
- Adaptational Badass: Of a sort. Like his partner Cesaro, Tyson Kidd is presented as FAR more dangerous on NXT, with the show going into detail on his technical skill and versatility. During the first Takeover special, he was presented as an equal to the NXT Champion Adrian Neville and Neville's toughest challenge.
- Arch-Enemy: The Usos, while part of the Hart Dynasty. Yoshi Tatsu and Michael McGillicutty and Adrian Neville on NXT.
- Bald of Awesome: As a face.
- Bald of Evil: As a heel.
- Catch Phrase: As a heel as of mid-late 2014 on WWE NXT: "FACT"
- Cat Lover: Shares this distinction with Nattie in real life. It's recently become part of his character.
- Charlie Brown Baldness/Idiot Hair: The small "crown" of hair he used to wear at the fore of his dome.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Natalya to whom he's married.
- David Vs Goliath: Has a couple of televised wins over Prince Al-er...Tensai to his credit.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After they had a match, which he lost, on Superstars, he and Justin Gabriel formed a tag team.
- Demoted to Extra: Went from being in a successful tag team to spending his days on NXT and Superstars. Recently subverted, as he currently now not only is he a in a pretty successful team with Cesaro, he and Cesaro were the WWE Tag Team Champion's for a good while. The team is unfortunately on a hiatus due to Kidd suffering a severe neck injury from a live event.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Much like Natalya, seems to flip back and forth with very little warning or setup. Currently, as of now face, alongside Natalya and Cesaro.
- Last of His Kind: The last graduate of the Hart Family Dungeon.
- Real Men Wear Pink: As part of the Hart Dynasty, started to wear basic black after the break-up.
- Running Gag: Had a new manager accompany him every (other) week (on Superstars). This eventually became an Aborted Arc.
- Screaming Warrior: "YEEEAAAAHH!!!" several times during every match.
- Underwear of Power: Although he has now switched to long tights.
- Wrestling Family: Considered by many to be an 'honorary' member of the Harts due to his longtime affiliation with them. He officially married into the family in 2013 with his wedding to Natalya.
Kofi Kingston (Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah) 2008-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The New Day.
Bobby Lashley (Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley) 2005-2008See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Brock Lesnar (Brock Edward Lesnar) 2002-2004, 2012-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Drew McIntyre (Drew Galloway) 2007, 2009-2014See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. For his time in 3MB, see this page.
Balls Mahoney (Jonathan Rechner) 2005-2008See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Santino Marella (Anthony Carelli) 2007-2014See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Chris Masters (Christopher Todd Mordetzky) 2005-2007, 2009-2011
- The Big Guy: As a face.
- The Brute: As a heel.
- Expy: Of Lex Luger.
- The Fighting Narcissist: At first, not so much later on.
- Finishing Move: The Masterlock, a wrenching full nelson on steroids, in more ways than one. His initial gimmick kind of made it a big deal.
- Genius Bruiser: Reads books on politics on the road.
- Pec Flex: Oh man. He did this thing A LOT in his run. He's got to be one of the most famous modern examples you could think of in professional wrestling or in general.
- Red Baron: "The Masterpiece."
- Small Name, Big Ego: As a Heel.
- Testosterone Poisoning: During the mock Jerry Springer show, Eve claims to have dumped him in favor of somebody who was much more manly than him. His response? "That's impossible!"
- Underwear of Power
Michael McGillicutty/Curtis Axel (Joseph Curtis "Joe" Hennig) 2010-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The Nexus
The Miz (Michael "Mike" Mizanin) 2004, 2005-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Johnny Nitro/John Morrison (John Randall Hennigan) 2004-2011See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Rey Mysterio (Oscar Gutierrez) 2002-2015See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Jamie Noble (James Howard Gibson) 2002-2004, 2005-
- Beard of Evil
- Butt Monkey: Well he was on the losing end of a feud with Hornswoggle, a fact that always makes you one of these, and he was disliked by general manager Vickie Guerrero on top of it. Later became this to an extent as part of J&J Security with Joey Mercury.
- Corrupt Cop: As part of J&J Security.
- Corrupt Hick
- Deep South
- Finishing Move: A tiger driver and a submission hold he called the trailer hitch.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Thanks to Sheamus Powerbombing him on the floor outside of the ring, which forced him to retire.
- Just Hit Him: All of his elaborate schemes to do away with Hornswaggle, when all he needed to do was, well, you know.
- Karma Houdini: Pretty much. Losing his girlfriend because of his mistreatment of her seems pretty fair at first, for example, but then gets to beat her in a match, technically broke the rules to do so, and there was no payoff for it. Aside from Nidia though, the faces Jamie feuded with were largely not the type who could give him a beating that would please fans without being completely out of character. This might be the reason for his aforementioned butt monkey status later, to make up for lost time (though it is more likely that Vince had decided to phase out the cruiserweight division, leaving a lot less for guys like Jamie Noble to do).
- Lust: A flaw of his, he used the money he got from winning a lottery to try and bribe Torrie Wilson into sleeping with him. This was despite him having a girlfriend at the time, and strangely enough ended up in a foursome also involving Billy Gunn. His inability to ignore Miss Jackie ultimately results in him losing a match he probably should have won to Rico. His infatuation with Layla did end up working out, eventually, for a little while, but then William Regal stole her away.
- Rags to Riches: Inherited a lot of money. Jury's still out on whether he didn't know what to do with it or simply chose not to use it to move beyond his roots.
- Revenge: He feuded with Tajiri over the fact Tajiri made his girlfriend Nidia blind.
- Human Shield: This is what Jamie ended up using Nidia since she could not see what was happening. He would then blame everything that happened to her on Rey Mysterio, giving her a deep seated fear of him.
- Straw Misogynist: Not on purpose; he was just kind of ignorant and not good with his words. Nonetheless it earned him the wrath of Vickie.
- Would Hit a Girl: He was willing to attack Dawn Marie to ensure Nidia got a win on Velocity. (Dawn of course focused her payback on Nidia rather than Jamie). Downplayed with Nidia herself, whom he would shove and use to save himself from other people's hits while blind, but when it came to an actual fight between them, he opted to make her tap out.
- Underwear of Power: When he wasn't wearing denim shorts.
- Unrelated Cousins: To Nunzio.
- Verbal Tic: "Jamie Noble boy".
Christopher Nowinski (Christopher John Nowinski) 2002-2003, 2005
- Abhorrent Admirer: For Molly Holly for a time. William Regal would tell him to focus on wrestling and not on "rogering" her.
- The Bus Came Back: Briefly so that he could help the Smackdown Your Vote campaign.
- Finishing Move: The Honor Role (Swinging double underhook suplex), a reference to his Harvard Graduation.
- Game-Breaking Injury: He is most famous not for any of his accomplishments but for retiring from wrestling after getting a concussion and doing extensive research on the injuries effect to athletes.
- Genius Bruiser: He was the first Harvard graduate in WWE history. While in WWE Tough Enough, he was known as "Chris Harvard."
- Improbable Weapon User: His metal face mask.
- Jerk Jock
- Jerkass Has a Point: He argued that a show of force or open warfare wouldn't solve any of the countries problems, back when the "War on terror" was still relatively popular.
- Not in the Face!
- Token White: Invoked: He actively sought Thuggin And Buggin membership despite Theodore Long's open contempt for white people, and is actually the reason Long no longer has any contempt for white people.
Nunzio (James Maritato) 2002–2008, 2010-2011See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Randy Orton (Randal "Randy" Keith Orton) 2002-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: Evolution.
David Otunga (David Daniel Otunga Sr) 2010-
- Amoral Attorney: His current gimmick.
- Beard of Evil
- Bowties Are Cool: During his lawyer gimmick.
- Demoted to Extra: After losing the Tag Team titles, he disappear off TV for a while before reappearing again with a lawyer gimmick before disappearing again.
- The Evil Genius
- Face–Heel Turn: Made quite the impression as guest host of Raw by putting himself in a tag match with John Cena (to give Cena a chance to win after former partner Batista screwed him over) - and then doing the same thing Batista did, letting Cena get beaten down by ShowMiz.
- Genius Bruiser: He's a Harvard Law grad.
- Genre Blindness: He was the one who suggested that Alberto Del Rio become champion if CM Punk gets intentionally disqualified.
- In the Hood: Used to wear a hoodie when coming out to compete until he started embracing his lawyer side.
- It's All About Me: His theme song.
- Jerkass: Big time. Began on NXT and never stopped.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: he's a father and engaged to Jennifer Hudosn.
- Miles Gloriosus: Thinks he's bigger name than he really is.
- Pec Flex: As well as everything else.
- Red Baron: "A-List" before his lawyer gimmick.
- Power Stable: The Nexus. Although he wasn't as much of a factor as previously thought. Fit into the role of Enforcer, leaving the leadership to Wade Barrett.
- Running Gag: Expect someone to make fun of him by comparing him to his fiancé, Jennifer Hudson.
- Or Carlton.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!/Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Pulled this on John Laurinaitis during Monday Night Raw after the latter was defeated and subsequently fired. Johnny tried to get his revenge by way of a three-on-one handicap match pitting John Cena against himself, Otunga, and The Big Show (who gave Laurinaitis the You Have Outlived Your Usefulness treatment and just walked off). Since Laurinaitis was injured, Otunga did what he usually does - spend half the match getting the shit beaten out of him by Cena. When Otunga managed to knock Cena down, though, Laurinaitis tagged himself in and promptly revealed that he'd been faking his injuries. Otunga's response? When Laurinaitis inevitably starts getting his arse handed to him and tried to tag Otunga back in, Otunga left him high and dry to eat three Attitude Adjustments from Cena.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Hoo boy.
- Smug Snake: Especially where his physique is concerned. He's well put together and he knows it.
- The Starscream: Quickly became this in The Nexus.
- Underwear of Power: Naturally.
- Very Punchable Man: Being John Laurinaitis' essential number two and messenger tends to have his drawbacks. That is, Otunga often ends up being an outlet for other superstars' frustration.
Montel Vontavious Porter (Hassan Hamin Assad FKA Alvin Burke, Jr.) 2006-2010See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
CM Punk (Phillip Jack Brooks) 2006-2014See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes. See also: The Nexus.
Tyler Reks (Gabriel Allan Tuft) 2009-2012
- Awesome McCool Name to Run Away From Really Fast: Invoked this for his ring name and said he one day wanted to hear the crowd chant "Reks Wrecks."
- The Brute: When he re-debuted on Smackdown which was alter toned down, but still played up.
- Demoted to Extra: He brute-forced his way onto the Smackdown Bragging Rights team by taking out Kaval in 2010, and also made the Survivor Series team on the same brand. Then he got drafted to RAW in the 2011 draft and promptly disappeared from television. He then showed up on NXT along with Curt Hawkins, until the two briefly appeared as members of John Laurinaitis' informal stable in 2012.
- Dreadlock Rasta -> Dreadlock Warrior
- Follow the Leader: Subverted. Like Zack Ryder, he and Curt Hawkins tried to capitalize on the internet by way of a Youtube series. WWE promptly shut it down.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His wrestling style.
- Put on a Bus: Asked for his release so he could spend more time with his wife and daughter.
- Small Name, Big Ego: The ultimate undercard example, along with partner Curt Hawkins.
- Surfer Dude: In ECW. Then he re-appeared on Smackdown Dreadlocked Brute.
- Underwear of Power
- Villain Team-Up: Teamed up with Curt Hawkins. This was mainly seen on season 5 of NXT. Then they got a push on Raw, but Reks decided to retire, so nothing more came of it.
Cody Rhodes/Stardust (Cody Runnels) 2007-2016See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Rico (Amarico Sebastiano Constantino) 2002-2004See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Alex Riley (Kevin Robert Kiley, Jr.) 2010-2016
- The Apprentice / Battle Butler: To Miz, for a time.
- Arch-Enemy: On NXT, it's Kevin Owens.
- Character Development: Probably unintentional, but Alex Riley's kayfabe history is actually very well done if you think about it. He goes from Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up in his NXT phase to getting his first big 'job' with the Miz, who turns out to be a Bad Boss and even bigger bully than Riley himself. Riley finally figures out what it's like to be on the wrong end of a Jerkass and eventually stands up to the bully, realizing the error of his own ways in the process. Again, probably unintentional, but pretty cool as well.
- Demoted to Extra: Had a toe-to-toe feud with the Miz. Pinned him clean on PPV at one point. After their feud was over, he promptly disappeared almost entirely from Raw. He's regularly seen on Superstars and NXT as a commentator.
- The Dog Bites Back: After The Miz had failed yet again to retake the title from John Cena on Over The Limit, he called Riley a useless bungler who has been actively responsible for his every failure over the past few months. After a few humiliating slaps, he then fires Riley, to which Riley responds by beating the everloving hell out of the Miz, destroying his suit, and leaving the ring to thunderous cheering.
- Finishing Move: A fireman's carry cutter that has gone through several different names - the most recent being the "Final Score", according to The Other Wiki.
- Green-Eyed Monster: His main reason for returning to NXT in 2016, jealous of the fact that guys like Apollo Crews and Finn Balor were getting so much attention instead of him.
- Jerk Jock: Dubbed himself "The Varsity Villain" on NXT, and ran around wearing a letterman jacket. Definitely played the part, as well.
- Kicked Upstairs: Or to the announce booth, as he is these days is commentating on Superstars and NXT.
- Put on a Bus: Busted his leg after participating in Wrestlemania 31's Andre The Giant Memorial Rumble.
- The Bus Came Back: Recently reappeared on NXT, taking on Bull Dempsey.
- Redemption Promotion: When he turned face. But then disappeared, see above for reason.
- The Runner-Up Takes It All: It looked like this would happen to Riley, as he was more successful than Kaval, who left the company by the end of 2010. First he was Miz's protégé before he turned face, and the two feuded for a short while with Riley getting the win over him at the 2011 Capitol Punishment PPV. Then he promptly disappeared and became a commentator on Superstars and NXT.
- Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: Was his gimmick as a heel. Was dropped once he turned face.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Seems to have picked up his mentor's gift for wearing a good suit.
- Small Name, Big Ego: As a heel.
- Underwear of Power
Zack Ryder (Matthew Cardona) 2007-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Sabu (Terry Brunk) 2005-2007See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
The Sandman (James Fullington) 2005-2007See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Gunner Scott (Brent Albright) 2006
- Badass Beard
- The Load
- Put on a Bus: Lost to Mr. Kennedy on the June 30th episode of SmackDown and was then put in a body bag by The Great Khali, before being released from his WWE contract on October 12th that same year.
Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly) 2009-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Snitsky (Eugene Alan "Gene" Snisky) 2004-2008
- Bald of Evil
- Catchphrase: “It wasn't my fault!”.
- Last Name Basis: After a couple months.
- Never My Fault: After accidentally causing Kane to bump into a (Kayfabe) pregnant Lita resulting in the baby’s miscarriage, he refused to accept any responsibility for it. Hence his catchphrase.
- Wrestling Monster
Jack Swagger (Jacob "Jake" Hager) 2008-See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Yoshi Tatsu (山本 尚史 Yamamoto Naofumi) 2009-2014See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Ultimo Dragon (浅井 嘉浩, Asai Yoshihiro) 2003-2004See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Umaga (Edward "Eddie" Solofa Fatu) 2002-2003, 2005-2009See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.
Jimmy Wang Yang (James Carson Yun) 2003-2005, 2006-2010
- But Not Too Foreign: He’s half-Korean descent, half-caucasian, all American.
- I Have the High Ground:
- Nice Hat: Had one on whenever he didn't wrestle.
- Stereotype Flip: The entire Jimmy Wang Yang gimmick was based around this. His character (a down-home cowboy who also happened to be Korean) had him deliberately defying Asian stereotypes by being proud of his Southern heritage and wishing to be identified by his self-admitted love of being a redneck rather than being judged by his race.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: First as a wrestling bodyguard for Tajiri, then a wrestling movie star, then a wrestling cowboy.